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Staff Sgt. Eileen Grizzard, 56th Medical Support Squadron NCO in charge of specimen processing, poses for a portrait March 9, 2017, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Grizzard was recently awarded ‘Laboratory Airman of the Year,’ an Air Force Medical Service Award that recognizes top medical service performers Air Force-wide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook) Laboratory Airman leads by example, receives award
For laboratory Airmen, detail and precision is everything. Not following proper procedures or executing them in the wrong order could mean the difference between life and death for their patients.
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2017
Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Mark A. Ediger, the Surgeon General of the Air Force, is photographed in his office at Headquarters U.S. Air Force, The Pentagon in Arlington, Va., Jul 8, 2016.  General Ediger serves as functional manager of the U.S. Air Force Medical Service and advises the Secretary of the Air Force and Air Force Chief of Staff, as well as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, on matters pertaining to the medical aspects of the air expeditionary force and the health of Air Force personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by J.M. Eddins Jr.) The State of Air Force Medicine
Airman Magazine: What is the state of the Air Force Medical Service in terms of the current mission
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2017
Default Air Force Logo AF releases board results for Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program
The Air Force has selected seven enlisted Airmen to participate in the Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program, (EMDP2), beginning in July 2017.
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Staff Sgt. Srun Sookmeewiriya, 313th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron NCO in charge of reports, holds up a picture of him and his younger brother, Thana, on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Feb. 16, 2017. Sookmeewiriya, who attempted to commit suicide twice, draws inspiration from his brother to remain resilient and encourages Airmen to open up about their struggles. Overcoming the shadow of death: an Airman’s fight against depression
Staff Sgt. Srun Sookmeewiriya (pronounced, Sook-mee-vi-ri-ya), or Sook, as many people know him, may
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2017
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Katie Cogbill, 19th Medical Operations Squadron medical technician, works at the Women’s Health Clinic on Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Cogbill received the 19th Airlift Wing Airman of the Year Jan. 27, 2017. (U.S. photo illustration by Senior Airman Mercedes Taylor) Behind mother’s love: Enlisting for child’s chance
Hundreds of Airmen erupt into cheers and applause in a hangar after a name is announced. Among the
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Thor Shaefer, a 35th Surgical Squadron surgical service technician, prepares a room for surgery at Misawa Air Base, Japan, March 13, 2017. Prior to surgeries, technicians sterilize themselves and stock the room with the specific equipment required for the operation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sadie Colbert) Mentorship program refines medical techniques, fosters Misawa community relationships
The Indo-Asia-Pacific region is infamous for earthquakes, typhoons and tsunamis; military medical
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class John Dennis, 633rd Surgical Operations Squadron diagnostics imaging technologist, performs an x-ray on a patient, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Feb. 21, 2017. Airmen assigned to the 633rd SGCS radiology department are equipped with the technology needed to provide images, assisting doctors in performing diagnosis and giving trusted care to patients in the medical clinic, surgical department and emergency room, 24 hours a day. X-ray technologists put people first
A U.S. Air Force Airman shuffles into the emergency room gripping his thigh, which is radiating with
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2017
The Air Force Tactical Sports and Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship staff, faculty and current fellows. From left to right: Lt. Col. Joel Dixon (Assistant Fellowship Program Director), Capt. (Dr.) Joshua Shumway (Fellow in Training), Dr. Eric Wilson (Fellowship Program Director), Maj. (Dr.) Ronald Miller (Fellow in Training), Dave The Skeleton (Fellowship Senior Training Aid), Dr. Derek Vraa (Fellowship Senior Faculty Member) New Air Force physical therapy fellowship to offer “pinnacle of training”
A new Air Force Academy fellowship that trains Airmen to be embedded physical therapists recently
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Teaming up to simplify saving lives
Some might say there’s a formula to providing quality healthcare – A heap of science, a dash of art
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2017
Lt. Gen. Mark Ediger, Air Force surgeon general, holds an all-call with 62nd Medical Squadron Airmen March 7, 2017, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Among other topics, Ediger discussed the changing mission of deployed medical Airmen as members continue to deploy to more remote locations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Sean Tobin) USAF, AMC surgeon generals visit McChord
Lt. Gen. Mark Ediger, Air Force surgeon general, paid a visit to the 62nd Medical Squadron here
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